Aardmonnik - Earthmonk | De Struise Brouwers

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers
Belgium
struise.com

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed and bottled on the Deca Brewery in Woesten-Vleteren.

Oud Vlaams Bruin - Blend 30% Old & 70% New

EBC:52, IBU:15, OG:1078, FG:1018, ABV:??
Hops: Bramling Cross, Hallertau MF

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 12-14-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
287
Reviews:
181
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
17.6%
 
 
Wants:
176
Gots:
85
For Trade:
13
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 287 |  Reviews: 181
Photo of mklisz
3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TWStandley
3.12/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of emottram
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
4.69/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DirkWadden
4.57/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

absolute favorite. I tried this beer in Antwerp's 'kulminator' cafe. Not cheap, but it's worth it. The dark brown equivalent of a geuze. Beautiful dark red color, deep, sour flavor, fruity and heavy. For those who are up for it :)

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Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.76/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 2008 - Flanders to perfection. Great tartness, lots of oak and a nice smooth finish.

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Photo of Dicers
2.52/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured a burnt sienna brown with a lot of carbonation

Smells like an oud bruin but with added vinegar

Taste is just poor it's filled with vinegar

Crackles of carb are nice but it's tough to get over the pour taste and below average smell

Overall, maybe a bad bottle? No one in our group particularly liked this at all

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Photo of mtbdonn
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SocalKicks
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aasher
2/5  rDev -49%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of TX-Badger
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle (2008) at a share courtesy of Eric. Pours a very dark brown without much head. Dark fruits, cherries, some oak, and vanilla and caramel on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with just a little sweetness.

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of stumac
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of brother_kenneth
2/5  rDev -49%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Two 33cl bottles shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad!

vintage <2010. Review from notes.

The beer is dark mahogany and pretty clear with a broke tan head. Aromas of oak, cherry, funk, vanilla, prune. The flavor is sweet and sour cherry, vinegar, oak, dark fruit finishing with a lactic punch. Acetic and sharp, yet not harsh, per se. Certainly puckering. Complex and intriguing. A unique beer for sure. I'd happily try this again.

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Photo of Braden
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of HopsintheSack
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of Alpar
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of nataku00
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of SteeleWright
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Aardmonnik - Earthmonk from De Struise Brouwers
3.92 out of 5 based on 287 ratings.
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